Drinkable Premama Prenatal Vitamins

Being pregnant changes a lot about a person.  Everything actually.  A woman’s world is totally rocked and now their focus is on the little baby inside them and no longer about themselves.

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This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

From the way we dress to the things we put in our body, we notice everything!  Germs seem to not exist in places that they never did before.  Second hand smoke used to just be annoying and now it’s deadly.  No longer is plastic safe to eat off of because it contains chemicals that may leach into food and into my baby.  Not to mention the number of foods that pregnant women are warned to avoid…and the ones that they need to eat to give their baby the best shot possible.  There’s so much for a new mama to take in!

With all the new stress a pregnant mama goes through (including trying not to stress because that’s bad for the baby!) there’s one thing they don’t need to feel guilty over.  Prenatal vitamins.  If you’re pregnant and struggling to survive the prenatal vitamins your doctor prescribed ask him about Premama products.

Premama Vitamin Drink Mix

Premama products are great for before pregnancy (Did you know you should take vitamins before you become pregnant?  It’s true!), during pregnancy (prenatals), or after your pregnancy (Their Premama Lactation is perfect for nursing mamas).  Premama vitamin drink mixes are delicious on their own or can be mixed in with your own favorite breakfast smoothie.  They are rich in folic acid with levels similar to many prescription prenatal vitamins, and equal to, or greater than most leading over the counter brands.  Premama products also have Omega-3 fatty acids and non-constipating iron (which are often found only in prescription prenatal multivitamins.)

Premama Drink Mix

While pregnant (and always really!) it’s important for women to take care of themselves and their babies.  An easy way to do that is with Premama products that are perfect for women trying to conceive, expecting or lactating post baby.

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Head to the vitamin section of your local Meijer store to take advantage of these money saving offers (September 12 – 25, 2016)!

  • Premama Fertility – Save $4
  • Premama Essentials – Save $4
  • Premama Essentials + DHA – Save $5
  • Premama Lactation – Save $4
  • Premama Digestive Aid – Save $3

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My 3 Favorite Pregnancy Books

My 3 Favorite Pregnancy Books

Today I was talking to a long-time friend of mine who’s pregnant with her first child.  I’m very excited for her!  She was asking me about which pregnancy books I would recommend.  I gave her the rundown of my favorites and after I got off the phone I thought, “Hey, maybe my readers would like to know this too!”  Disclosure: I’m not a doctor, professional, or any sort of pregnancy specialist.  These are just my thoughts from my personal experience and I hope you’ll find them helpful!  Oh, and this post contains my affiliate links so if you make a purchase I’ll make a little profit at no additional cost to you.

If you’ve ever browsed around bookstores you’re probably familiar with the plethora of books written especially for moms-to-be.  This section can even be overwhelming to the women who don’t have pregnancy hormones raging!  While I haven’t read them all I’ve certainly read my share and I’m here to report on my favorites.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting  This is usually the first pregnancy book that comes to mind so I’ll mention it first to get it out of the way.  It’s been a long standing New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today‘s 25 most influential books of the past 25 years so it’s bound to be good, right?  Although I think the cover is hideous {am I the only one?} I found this book to be very helpful.  It is very informative and mixes light humor throughout.  This book is very easy to read.

Mayo Clinic Pregnancy Book

  • Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy This is a well organized wealth of information.  It’s not as conversational as some and I liked that.  It was straight to the point, comforting, and informative without making me feel terrible for all the things that I wasn’t doing correctly.  My favorite section was the long list of common concerns women have during pregnancy.  They are categorized into “call immediately, call tomorrow, or wait until next visit”.  This is a book I would recommend to everyone who’s pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant!

Your Pregnancy Week by Week

  • Your Pregnancy Week by Week This is my favorite book!  A doctor friend of mine recommended it to me after reading it I was so glad that she did. As stated on page 41, “One purpose of this book is to help you see how your actions and activities affect your health and well-being and that of your growing baby.”  It gives week by week information on the baby’s size {with pictures!}, an exercise to do {with pictures!}, nutritional information, and even a tip for Dad to do something for the new mom and baby.  Scattered throughout the book are things to watch for such as depression in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and pre-clampsia.  Some have said that this book induced fear but for me it gave me confidence that everything was okay.  I knew that I was doing everything possible to avoid complications and if something strange were to happen I would know what problem it was and talk to my doctor about it right away.  It gives information on foods to eat, the most popular birthing methods, what’s in the delivery room, what to pack, and what to expect in the days, weeks, months, and even one year after labor.  If I could afford it I would buy this book for every single pregnant woman I know {which at the time is 12 I think}!

The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy

  • The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy While this is not one of my favorite books I feel like I should include it because I know so many people who have read it and enjoyed it.  To me this book is long on girl-talk and short on information.  It’s my opinion that the book is negative and in some places even offensive.  The author makes some assumptions that I wasn’t comfortable with, for instance she encourages women not to exercise vigorously during pregnancy because if something happened to the baby they would blame themselves.  Also, she suggested that if you don’t have sex with your husband during pregnancy that he would get tired of waiting and cheat on you.  While the book did make me laugh at points I was left feeling kind of depressed after reading it.  I think a light-hearted, non-scientific, “tell it like it is” pregnancy book is completely fine but this one wasn’t for me.

It’s true that there is a lot of information online for moms-to-be these days but I still like to hold an old fashioned book in my hand and a highlighter in the other.  If you decide to forego the paperback books, there are Kindle editions of all the books I listed above.

What about you?  What books did you find helpful during pregnancy?